“Blended from six different vineyards all vinified separately. This spends 38 months ageing before release. Nice balance of fruit and aromatic complexity. There is tar and liquorice appearing with some notes of rose petal and dried flowers. Impressive wine without doubt offering depth, concentration and admirable balance.”
“Luscious cherry on the nose with undulating nuances of earth, leather and rose petal. In the mouth, an austere freshness is complimented by fennel and liquorice with abundant cherry. It finishes with depth and balance.”
Founded in 1982 by Claudio Conterno and Guido Fantino, Conterno Fantino is one of the most respected names in Barolo. The estate is particularly famous for its Cru Barolo, produced from organically cultivated grapes.
GD Vajra is one of the names to follow in Piedmont at the moment. Dolcetto in particular is a variety the winery excels at, but the company is perhaps best known for their range of Barolo wines from cru sites such as Bricco delle Viole and Coste di Rose.